15th Seminar Keynotes, Papers and Presentations


Melchor J. Antuñano, FAA (bio)

This presentation will provide an update on revolutionary technological developments that are changing and improving aerospace transportation including: 1) New types of airline transports for increased efficiency, greater capacity, enhanced comfort, and more physiologically friendly for occupants, 2) New aircraft designs to reduce noise pollution and decrease the adverse impact of flight operations over populated areas, 3) Future occupant-centered aircraft designs, 4) The emergence of very-light jets for on-demand air taxi service, corporate transportation, and personal use, 5) Hybrid aircraft that combine the functional features of airplanes and helicopters, 6) New designs of flying cars and motorcycles, 7) Electric aircraft to reduce air pollution and decrease reliance on fossil fuels, 8) Next generation of lighter than air (dirigibles/airships) commercial transports, 9) First-of-a-kind designs of innovative personal flying devices, 10) The rapid growth and expansion of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for civil aviation applications, 11) The next generation of supersonic and hypersonic aircraft, 12) Suborbital and orbital commercial space flight vehicles, 13) Commercial and private spaceports, and 14) Commercial and private space stations. All of these technological developments will also be discussed in the context of operational safety and regulatory challenges.

Sabrina Saunders-Hodge, FAA (bio)
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The FAA is conducting applied research on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) with responsibility for leading the evolution of the agency’s strategic framework and innovative planning to support the safe and efficient integration of UAS and AAM into the National Airspace System.  This keynote will highlight research needs and strategy, current initiatives, and implementation of results to advance and safely integrate UAS/AAM emerging operations.

Chad Bland, Gulfstream (bio)

Overview of Gulfstream’s Flight Operations Risk Management Service (FORMS) and how to utilize the Corporate Flight Operations Quality Assurance (C-FOQA) data provided by FORMS to improve safety. New innovations for Autopilot TCAS, Predictive Landing Performance Systema and Combined Vision System will be discussed. Additionally, a new effort called Flight Pulse will be introduced. This new process provides pilots access to their own flight data which is analogous to an NFL quarterback reviewing their game tape on Monday morning.

Denis Huet, EUROCONTROL (bio)
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Traffic forecast is an important function serving a large range of stakeholders (airlines, ANSPs, airports, ...) and providing input to key activities such as capacity planning and economic regulation. This function is well in place in Europe. Called STATFOR, it sits within the Aviation Intelligence Unit of EUROCONTROL. This keynote will tell the story of the traffic forecast activity during the last 3 years where it had to cope with the biggest crisis aviation has ever encountered. It will show how COVID-19 has been a catalyst for such activity and how STATFOR had to move away from traditional methods and find new ways to provide the best possible outlook in these turbulent times where industry desperately needed some information about where we were and what we could expect....

Olivia Nuñez, SESAR JU (bio)
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Pressure altimetry is a core and immutable part of modern aviation. Or is it? New entrants think differently, and pressure altimetry is complicated enough for conventional aviation. Is it unreasonable to imagine a day when all air vehicles fly safely on a common altitude reference now that we have space-based technologies? And will this be easy to implement? No, it won’t, but the longest journey starts with a single step…

2023 Speaker Bios

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All Papers and Presentations

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Accepted Papers

Best Paper

Human factors
  • Transatlantic Approaches for Automatic Speech Understanding in Air Traffic Management

    Authors: Hartmut Helmke, Shuo Chen, Oliver Ohneiser, Hunter Kopald, Robert M. Tarakan and Matthias Kleinert  
  • Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding for Radar Label Maintenance Support Increases Safety and Reduces Air Traffic Controllers’ Workload

    Authors: Hartmut Helmke, Matthias Kleinert, Nils Ahrenhold, Heiko Ehr, Thorsten Mühlhausen, Oliver Ohneiser, Lucas Klamert, Petr Motlicek, Amrutha Prasad, Juan Pablo Zuluaga-Gomez, Jelena Dokic and Ella Pinska Chauvin  
  • Contributing Factors to Flight-Centric Complexity in En-Route Air Traffic Control

    Authors: Gijs de Rooij, Amber Stienstra, Clark Borst, Adam B. Tisza, Marinus M. van Paassen and Max Mulder  
Autonomous, unmanned and remotely piloted aircraft systems
  • Potential of United States and European Regional Air Cargo Operations for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

    Authors: Jordan Sakakeeny, Tim Felix Sievers and Husni Idris  
  • Quantitative air risk assessment for a drone inspection mission along fast-train lines

    Authors: Xavier Olive, Patrick Le Blaye, Leonid Senov and Timothé Krauth  
  • The Curse of the Time Horizon in Detect & Avoid Algorithms

    Authors: David Gianazza, Richard Alligier and Nicolas Durand  
  • Remote Identification Trajectory Coverage in Urban Air Mobility Applications

    Authors: Hejun Huang, Billy Mazotti, Joseph Kim and Max Z. Li  
  • Strategic Planning of Aerial Assets for Disaster Response: Enabling Efficient and Equitable Access to Drone-Based Search Resources

    Authors: Christopher Chin, Akila Saravanan, Hamsa Balakrishnan and Adriana Andreeva-Mori  
  • UAV Scheduling Strategies and Benefits in Multi-modal Last-Mile Urban Parcel Delivery

    Authors: Ang Li, Mark Hansen and Bo Zou  
4-D Trajectory planning, prediction, and management
  • Airspace Design Proposal for Efficient Flight Operations in North Pacific Oceanic Airspace

    Authors: Hiroko Hirabayashi, Mark Brown and Noboru Takeichi  
  • Towards Multi-Aircraft Transfer Learning for Trajectory Tracking

    Authors: Almudena Buelta, Alberto Olivares and Ernesto Staffetti  
Separation assurance and safety nets
  • Collision Risk Assessment in Terminal Manoeuvring Areas based on Trajectory Generation Methods

    Authors: Timothé Krauth, Benoit Figuet, Xavier Olive and Jérôme Morio  
  • Data-Driven Airborne Collision Risk Modelling using a Probability Density Function

    Authors: Benoit Figuet, Raphael Monstein and Steven Barry  
  • Learning uncertainty parameters for assistance in conflict resolution

    Authors: Sarah Degaugue, Yash Guleria, Richard Alligier, Jean-Baptiste Gotteland and Nicolas Durand  
Economics, finance and policy
  • Determinants of Performance in European ATM - How to Analyze a Diverse Industry

    Authors: Thomas Standfuss, Hartmut Fricke, Georg Hirte and Frank Fichert  
  • Market Structures for Service Providers in Advanced Air Mobility

    Authors: Victor Qin, Geoffrey Ding and Hamsa Balakrishnan  
ATM performance measurement and management
  • Looking for the best flight efficiency indicators for arrivals

    Author: Pierrick Pasutto and Karim Zeghal  
  • Estimating the impact of increasing Pilot-Applied Separation on Approach

    Authors: Dan Howell, Jennifer King, Lynn Tran, Alejandro Rodriguez and Doug Arbuckle  
  • Area Navigation Terminal Airspace Complexity Estimation for Arrivals

    Authors: Chuhao Deng, Hong-Cheol Choi, Hyunsang Park and Inseok Hwang  
  • Performance Characterization of Arrival Operations with Point Merge at Oslo Gardermoen Airport

    Authors: Polishchuk Tatiana, Henrik Hardell, Anastasia Lemetti and Lucie Smetanová  
Air traffic flow management and optimization
  • Reducing CO2 emissions of arrivals by acting on departure times : A perspective for 30 European airports

    Authors: Raphaël Christien, Karim Zeghal and Bruno Favennec  
  • Teaching Artificial Intelligence Good Air Traffic Flow Management

    Authors: Christine Taylor, Erik Vargo, Tyler Manderfield and Simon Heitin  
  • STL combining LSTM for long-term predicting airport traffic flow

    Authors: Ziming Wang, Yanjun Wang, Yaoshuai Zhao, Mark Hansen and Daniel Delahaye  
  • Implementation of Long-Range Air Traffic Flow Management at Large Hub Airports: An International Perspective

    Authors: Gabriele Enea, Adriana Andreeva-Mori, Jesper Bronsvoort, Joachim Hochwarth, Tom Reynolds and Masahide Onji  
  • Dynamic Air Traffic Flow Coordination for Flow-centric Airspace Management

    Authors: Chunyao Ma, Sameer Alam, Qing Cai and Daniel Delahaye  
  • Multiple Aircraft in a multi-criteria Trajectory Optimization

    Authors: Judith Rosenow, Thomas Zeh, Martin Lindner, Stanley Förster and Hartmut Fricke  
  • Slot allocation for a Multiple Airport System: Equity and Efficiency

    Authors: Mengyin Wang, Yanjun Wang, Daniel Delahaye, Chaohao Liao and Xu Hang  
Environment and energy efficiency
  • Operational Live-Trial for Contrail Prevention at the Maastricht Upper Area Control during 2021 - Can persistent contrails be avoided in the real world?

    Authors: Rüdiger Ehrmanntraut, Ilona Sitova, Kacper Walczak, Anja Burridge-Diesing, Milena Bowman, Nicholas Miller, Robert Sausen, Klaus Gierens, Luca Bugliaro and Sina Hofer  
  • Enhancing environmental sustainability in aviation: an implementation of contrail mitigation strategies in commercial flight dispatching

    Authors: Alejandra Martin Frias, Raimund Zopp and Manuel Soler  
  • Optimizing Global Flight Altitudes for Contrail Reduction: Insights from Open Flight and Weather Balloon Data

    Authors: Esther Roosenbrand, Junzi Sun and Jacco Hoekstra  
  • Time of the Day-dependent impact of Contrail Avoidance Strategies on Airline Delay Costs

    Authors: Judith Rosenow, Hartmut Fricke and Lance Sherry  
Integrated airport/airside operations
  • Probabilistic Pre-tactical Arrival and Departure Flight Delay Prediction with Quantile Regression

    Authors: Ramon Dalmau, Paolino De Falco, Miroslav Spak and Jose Daniel Rodríguez Varela  
  • Designing a Framework of Integrated Aircraft Departure and Surface Traffic Operation via Queuing Network Models

    Author: Eri Itoh and Michael Schultz  
  • Data-Driven Approach for Runway Braking Condition Assessment with Forecasting Capability

    Author: Marek Travnik and R. John Hansman  
Weather in ATM
  • Risk-Adjusted Traffic Management Strategies for Convective Weather Conditions

    Author: James Jones and Zachary Ellenbogen  
  • Evaluation of Convective Weather Impacts on US and European Airports

    Authors: Gabriele Enea, Alexander Lau, Tom Reynolds, Margo Pawlak, Dave Knorr, Stefan Schwanke, Sanjay Dussoye, Peter Roth and Martin Durbin  
  • Estimating Wind Fields Using Physically Inspired Neural Networks With Aircraft Surveillance Data

    Authors: Jari Malfliet, Junzi Sun and Jacco Hoekstra  
  • Machine Learning to Predict Convective Weather and its Impact on En-Route Capacity

    Authors: Marta Sánchez-Cidoncha, Danlin Zheng, Pablo Gil, Gilles Gawinowski, Ramón Dalmau, Manuel Soler, Javier García-Heras, Iván Martínez and Aniel Jardines  
Advanced communication, surveillance and navigation
  • Airside Surveillance by Computer Vision in Low-Visibility and Low-Fidelity Environment

    Authors: Phat Thai, Sameer Alam and Nimrod Lilith  
  • Debuffering Timestamped ADS-B Records for Kinematic Applications

    Authors: Zhuoxuan Cao, David Lovell, Aishwarya Bokil and Seth Young  
  • Cleared to Land - A Multi-view Vision-based Deep Learning Approach for Distance-to-Touch Down Prediction

    Authors: Duc-Thinh Pham, Gabriel James Goenawan, Sameer Alam and Rainer Koelle